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The Resource Lessons in secular criticism, Stathis Gourgouris

Lessons in secular criticism, Stathis Gourgouris

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Lessons in secular criticism
Title
Lessons in secular criticism
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Stathis Gourgouris
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""Secular criticism" is a term invented by Edward Said to denote, not a theory, but a practice that counters the tendency of much of modern thinking to reach for a transcendentalist comfort zone, the very space philosophy wrested away from religion in the name of modernity. Using this notion as a compass, this book reconfigures the recent secularism debates on an entirely different basis, by showing: 1) how the secular imagination is closely linked to society's radical poiesis, its capacity to imagine and create unprecedented forms of worldly existence; and 2) how the space of the secular animates the desire for a radical democratic politics that overturns inherited modes of subjugation, whether religious or secularist. Indeed, the point is to disrupt the co-dependent relation between the religious and the secular--hence, the rejection of fashionable languages of post-secularism--in order to engage in a double critique against heteronomous politics of all kinds. For Gourgouris, secular criticism is a form of political being, critical, anti-foundational, disobedient, anarchic, yet not negative for negation's sake, but creative of new forms of collective reflection, interrogation, and action, which alter not only the current terrain of dominant politics but the very self-conceptualization of what it means to be human. Written in free and combative style, as was the demand of the Sydney Library Lectures to "think out loud," and given both to close readings of texts and examinations of the broad horizon, these essays cover a range of issues, historical and philosophical, archaic and contemporary, literary and political that ultimately converge on the significance of contemporary radical politics--the assembly movements we have seen in various parts of the world in the last couple of years. The secular imagination demands a radical pedagogy and a great deal of unlearning established thought patterns. Its most important dimension is not battling religion per se, but dismantling theological politics of sovereignty in favor of creating radical conditions for social autonomy"--
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1958-
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Gourgouris, Stathis
Index
index present
LC call number
PN49
LC item number
.G6366 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thinking out loud : the Sydney lectures in philosophy and society
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  • Literature
  • Secularism in literature
  • Criticism
  • Religion and literature
  • RELIGION / General
  • PHILOSOPHY / Political
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • Kritizismus
  • Politische Theorie
  • Säkularismus
  • Literatur
  • Religion
  • Criticism
  • Literature
  • Literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Secularism
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Lessons in secular criticism, Stathis Gourgouris
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Poiein of Secular Criticism -- 2. Detranscendentalizing the Secular -- 3. Why I Am Not a Post- secularist -- 4. Confronting Heteronomy -- 5. The Void Occupied Unconcealed -- 6. Responding to the Deregulation of the Political
Control code
829743893
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxvi, 186 pages
Isbn
9780823253784
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013002237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022617050
System control number
(OCoLC)829743893
Label
Lessons in secular criticism, Stathis Gourgouris
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Poiein of Secular Criticism -- 2. Detranscendentalizing the Secular -- 3. Why I Am Not a Post- secularist -- 4. Confronting Heteronomy -- 5. The Void Occupied Unconcealed -- 6. Responding to the Deregulation of the Political
Control code
829743893
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xxvi, 186 pages
Isbn
9780823253784
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013002237
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022617050
System control number
(OCoLC)829743893
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